This is an analysis of the poem The Curse Of The Charter-Breakers that begins with:

IN Westminster's royal halls,
Robed in their pontificals,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbbbccddccaaeeaabXcccXffgXbbffbbbbhhffeebbccbbaaddiXhhjjcciikkccaaddllaabbjjbbiiffXXggmmXiaannjjbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 101,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100101 1011000 1010101 1010110 1010101 1111101 1110111 1110101 1010101 0110101 1010101 10101000 1010101 1010111 1011111 1010111 1010111 1010100 1011111 1011100 1111101 1000111 0010101 11111100 11011110 10101110 1111101 10111100 1011111 100111001 10100111 1010101 1010111 10100111 11101101 1010011 10101010 10101110 1011101 1010101 1111101 11101011 1111111 1110101 1110101 1011001 1010111 00101111 1011101 1000101 10011101 1010011 1100101 1001100 10101110 00111010 1010101 1010101 1001111 1000101 1111010 1110111 1010101 1011101 1011111 10100101 1010111 10101001 1010111 1010100 1011101 1011101 1111111 1011100 1011101 0010101 1010111 1110111 1010101 00100011 1011111 1010101 1010101 10101110 1010101 10010101 0011101 1010101 1010011 0010101 1010111 1000101 1010101 1010101 1110100 1010100 10101010 10101010 1011101 1010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 563
  • Amount of lines: 101
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word not is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase free connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Curse Of The Charter-Breakers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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